i find this extremely interesting
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|8 weeks 6 days ago||Completely Agree||
I completely agree, you shouldn't gain an advantage by breaking the rules. Let them get the ball, maybe with a fresh shot clock too. If you are down you should have to win the game with real defense. I also think a coach should have his best players on the court when the game is on the line. The current system often makes coaches with a slim lead switch to better free throw shooters at the expense of size and rebounding ability, negating a portion of the advantage that gave them the lead.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Why not one and the ball||
Make the fouls hurt more, you broke the rules, the penalty should hurt. How about when you are in the bonus you get a free throw and the ball, in the doulbe bonus you get two FT and the ball.
For shooting fouls before the bonus you could give the coach the choice of freethrows or the ball. That way you can't force a 17% free throw shooter to the line with hack a Shaq. It also avoids the need to put good free throw shooters in at the end of the game, often creating a size disadvantage, let the best players play and win the game on their merits.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Basketball drives me nuts||
We have to make freethrows. They often decide games come tournament time, and there is no excuse.
Maybe its me trying to engineer a way to justify the loss, but why not make the bonus optional. It seems problematic that a team can be rewarded for commiting a foul. The game should be won or lost playing the game of basketball, not the ticky tac crap that makes the last minute and drags the game out. I'm sure one of the statistics gurus around here could crunch the numbers, but if I'm fouled with 20 seconds left give me the ball back. It is also kind of intereting that had Indiana fouled more in the second half they could have started forcing us to shoot earlier, instead they had to burn a couple to push us into the bonus.
I will keep watching and support the Wolverines into the tournament, but am kind of glad basketball season is almost over so I won't have to watch highly arbitrary officiating and suffer two or three heart attacks in the waining seconds of a game.
|28 weeks 1 day ago||Do Conferences Really Matter?||
With all the expansion to superconferences are conference championships going to be relevant? More teams means the conference will be less connected and schedule imbalance may become a major driver behind who plays in the championship game.
I also worry about adding conference games which reduce the number of non-conference contests which further obscures the relative strength of the conferences. In the extreme superconferences may "work" because you have enough teams you realize selecting a unanimous champion is nearly impossible so you may begin to care less about a rigorous selection process. This could reduce the number of conference games allowing teams to build a schedule that helps them build a good resume.